[ Retro Scan of the Week ] George Foreman’s KO Boxing

June 22nd, 2015 by Benj Edwards

George Foreman's KO Boxing SNES Genesis Game Boy NES Game Gear advertisement - 1992It’s not a grill, but it’ll do.

[ From VG&CE, November 1992, p.29]

Discussion Topic of the Week: What’s your favorite boxing video game of all time?

9 Responses to “[ Retro Scan of the Week ] George Foreman’s KO Boxing”

  1. V Says:

    I’ll have to give it to the obvious choice: Mike Tyson’s Punchout for the NES (and the version without Tyson; I was never good enough to get to the last fight anyway so it didn’t matter to me).

  2. John Says:

    Boxing by Activision for the Atari 2600!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Simplistic but fun.

  3. TNLongFellow Says:

    There was one I used to play on an Apple clone that was really good. You faced fighters that got bigger and better, so of like Mike Tyson. The one I remember the most was the first guy who would rabbit punch you and he lifted his feet off the mat when he did it. Though it really was not a good thing for my boxer it was funny to watch!

  4. Justin M. Salvato Says:

    The original Knockout Kings for PlayStation. I remember thinking that this is the first time the characters moved like real boxers, punched like real boxers. Then I beat the game and see they used motion capture of real boxers. Cool stuff.

  5. TNLongFellow Says:

    An addition to my previous post, the game I was thinking about was Accolade’s Fight Night. It was a really fun game for the day!

  6. Alexander Says:

    Snake Boxer 5 from SBCG4AP, hands down.

  7. Daniel Says:

    RealSports Boxing for the Atari 2600 and Mike Tyson’s Punch Out for the NES

  8. xyzzy Says:

    My favorite is “Mike Tyson’s Punch Out!!!” as it was the only boxing game my brother or I had. I have a lot of good memories from the two of us taking turns playing it, and of playing Zork on my computer while he practiced MTPO endlessly for the first NES championship รขโ‚ฌโ€ we did that so much that the MTPO soundtrack runs in my head whenever I think of Zork 1 and vice-versa. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Dar Says:

    Not a known game, but “4D Boxing” on the Amiga was super-awesome.

    You really felt the punches land, even if the figures were polygon.

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